If something angers me, my response is usually to make something. It's a very constructive use of that steam! Have a run in with someone? Bake a cake! If 'stuff happens' i think to myself 'I want to make the hell out of something'.
So my response is the same whether it is something simple such as a shocking bill or if it's something larger that life throws at you.
When I had to start using a walking stick I personalised it. I painted it red, put on some stickers and gems. Then put on a layer of car lacquer. When I had to upgrade to a rolling walking aid, I spray painted it turquoise and draped some fuzzy dice over the handle.
I had to recently upgrade to a scooter and the fuzzy dice were transferred from the rollator in a special presentation ceremony(!) But I did like the colour, unlike most mobility aids it is not 'hospital green' or 'questionable brown', it's a nice iclandic blue shade. But one thing I could do is make a bumper sticker. So I whipped up a funny sign to stick on the back.
I could start a range of t shirts with slogans:
don't get angry, get crafty
make the hell out of something
I want one!
Wow Petra...the blogspot it's made in a few hours !!nice colours Petra...ReplyDelete
Thank you margarita. I posted a comment last night that seems to have disappeared into the ether. I was trying to tie my colours in with my shop banner a bit. Not entirely but a little. There's no raspberry colour in my banner but as you might know yourself finding colours that work for text with a busy background can be a challengeReplyDelete
Nice blog, Petra! I appear to be your first member, too! I totally agree with the sentiments expressed in your first article. And I love the phrase "questionable brown" - I might just nick that.ReplyDelete
Hi Tina! I'm an ocean of mad and wonderful phrases. Remember the 'snapper' and 'the lid' on the SHP team chat thread! Although it would take a brave man to try use some of the things I come up with hehe. Stuck with me to learn strange applications of the English language ;)ReplyDelete